Hartebeest Self-drive Safari

Hartebeest Self-drive: In full

Spend 14 days in country exploring the sights of Northern Namibia with an accent on walking, wildlife and the San Bushman culture. Discover spectacular scenery and ancient rock art in Damaraland, seek out captivating game sightings in Etosha National Park and gain a valuable insight into the fascinating Bushman culture whilst staying three nights in the Kalahari.


Day 1

1 night at Olive Grove (bed & breakfast) | Windhoek, Namibia

Olive Grove is a stylish guest house in Windhoek's suburb of Eros.Pick up your rental car on arrival at Windhoek Airport and drive the 45 minutes into Windhoek city for an overnight stay. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city centre or relaxing at the guesthouse. This evening you can choose to dine out at one of Windhoek's popular restaurants or stay in and have dinner at the lovely Olive Grove.

Day 2

1 night at Erongo Wilderness Lodge (half board) | Central Highlands, Namibia

Erongo Wilderness Lodge sits amongst huge granite whalebacks and boulders in the Erongo Mountains.Drive across scenic farmland as you head north-west through Namibia's Central Highlands. Your destination is the spectacular Erongo Mountains where you spend a night nestled amongst striking granite boulders that surround the massif. Explore your surroundings on a sundowner and morning guided walk, with the option to add an afternoon nature drive if appeals, during your stay at Erongo Wilderness Lodge. Guided walks are included in your stay here.

Days 3-4

2 nights at Doro Nawas (half board) | Damaraland, Namibia

The main building at Doro Nawas is striking in appearance and perched on top of a small hill...Continue north into the heart of Damaraland and discover the extensive open-air rock art gallery strewn over the hillside at Twyfelfontein. It's easy to navigate your own way around the area to also visit the geological sites of Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes. In addition, you may like to join a guided 4WD excursion along the ephemeral riverbed to search for game, including desert adapted elephant if they are in the area – just one of the optional guided activities available during your stay in the beautiful rugged hills at Doro Nawas.

Days 5-6

2 nights at Safarihoek Lodge (full board & activities) | Etosha National Park, Namibia

None of our team have visited Safarihoek yet so we don't have our own images yet.Set off after breakfast for the drive up to the Etosha Heights Reserve where you'll spend your days seeking out the abundant wildlife found here. Your days will be spent exploring the reserve with local guides, it is to far to go into the park for anything other than a full day trip. This said you should see plenty on the reserve aided by an impressive floodlit waterhole.

Days 7-8

2 nights at Onguma Etosha Aoba (half board) | Etosha National Park, Namibia

Onguma Etosha Aoba is located on the eastern side of Etosha National Park.Game drive across to the eastern boundary of Etosha where you'll stay two nights to explore this side of the park. You may like to join an optional guided game drive offered by the lodge so you can learn more about the area and take a break from driving yourselves.

Days 9-11

3 nights at Nhoma Camp (full board & activities) | Bushmanland, Namibia

Nhoma Camp is a small tented camp in Bushmanland.The long journey today takes you into north-east Namibia to the edge of the Kalahari Desert where you'll spend three nights in Bushmanland. Your encounter with the Bushman people can be an exceptional experience; for those who really get involved – it can be life-changing. During your time here you'll take part in the authentic daily activities of the San and gain a valuable insight into their culture, whilst staying at the remote Nhoma Camp.

Day 12

1 night at Ghaub Guest Farm (half board) | Central Highlands, Namibia

Ghaub Guest Farm is a friendly place to relax for a night or two in the Otavi TriangleDepart Bushmanland and head back into the Central Highlands for an overnight stay in the rugged farming region of the Otavi Triangle. The land here is rich in minerals and amongst the most fertile in the country; with attractive scenery and vegetation. Get a feel for Namibia's farming lifestyle at the delightfully rural Ghaub Guest Farm.

Day 13

1 night at Olive Grove (bed & breakfast) | Windhoek, Namibia

Olive Grove is a stylish guest house in Windhoek's suburb of Eros.It's a relatively easy drive back to Namibia's capital of Windhoek today. You may like to explore the city on a guided tour or amble around the shops at your leisure, relax at a pavement café, bargain with street-vendors for curios, or just laze by the pool at Olive Grove.

Day 14

There may be time to enjoy a leisurely morning before you return to Windhoek Airport and drop off your hired vehicle in good time to connect with your own onward arrangements.

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